EchoTherm™ SC20 Orbital Mixing Chilling/Heating Dry Bath

This must-have for any molecular biology lab mixes your samples as you heat or chill them with a variable speed orbital mixer.

Optional Models:

*XT Model: Chilling range expanded to -20°C without sample block. Recommended for holding samples steady at low temperatures without cycling.
*XR Model: Dual Peltier modules for extra power and expanded heating to 110°C without sample block. Recommended for larger loads and for cycling temperatures up and down.

Compare All Models

SC20 $2,335.00
SC20XT $2,570.00
SC20XR $2,570.00
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  • Orbital mixing with speeds from 200 to 1000 rpm
  • Energy-efficient Peltier design
  • Digital control to 1°C from -20°C to 110°C (without sample block)
  • Control at room temperature
  • 30-day count down timer with audible alarm and user settable Auto-Off
  • RS232 I/O port for control or data collection
  • Built-in data logger
  • Electronic calibration
  • Small compact size uses very little bench space
  • 12-volt DC operation. Universal power supply provided
  • UL, CSA and CE compliant

Applications Include:

  • Mixing samples in centrifuge tubes, assay plates, PCR plates, vials, test tubes or other containers while heating or chilling
  • Maintaining 14°C for ligation reaction
  • Enzyme reactions and deactivations
  • Maintaining 17°C for storing oocytes
  • Storing samples at ice bucket temperatures without the mess
  • Incubating samples at 37°C
  • Storing enzyme or DNA libraries at your workstation

Product Description:

The completely solid-state EchoTherm™ SC20 Orbital Mixing Chilling/Heating Dry Bath is compact, versatile, reliable and easy to use. The built-in orbital mixer is designed with friction free hardened, blued, tempered steel leaf spring bearings that support the plate and sample blocks.

Units come complete with instruction manual, universal bench top power supply for use anywhere in the world and AC line cord for the country of use. Sample blocks and covers are available as accessories.

Product Specification:

Orbital Mixing:
Range 200 to 1000 rpm in increments of 100 rpm
Readability 0 through 9 digitally in increments on 1
Range -10°C to 100C SC20, (-20C to 100C SC20XT, -10C to 110C SC20XR) w/o sample block
Readability 1°C
Accuracy ±1°C
Stability ±1°C
Sensor Platinum RTD
Controller Type PID
Uniformity ±0.5°C
Range 00:01 to 30 days
Readability 1 second
Audible Alarm Yes, alarm sounds for 1 minute. Timer counts up until turned off.
Auto-Off Yes, user settable.
Data Logger:
Sample times 1 sec, 1 min or 5 minutes per data point
Capability 8110 data points
Heater/Chiller 50 watts
Operating Voltages 100–265 VAC, 50/60 Hz input to power supply. 12 VDC into instrument
Power Consumption SC20 50 watts, SC20 XT and SC20XR 100 watts
Power Switch Yes
Chilling/Heating Module
Width 7.75” (16.69 cm)
Depth 14.5” (36.83 cm)
Height 4.25” (10.8 cm) not including sample block
Weight 24 lbs (10.9 kg)
Power Supply
Length 6.5” (16.5 cm)
Height 3.2” (8.1 cm)
Width 2.2” (5.6 cm)
Weight (power supply & chiller/heater module) 12 lbs (5.4 kg)

Accessories Available:

For detailed sample block drawings, click here.
620-5012 Block, aluminum, 40 holes for 0.5 ml centrifuge tubes       $170.00
620-5013 Block, aluminum, 30 holes for 1.5 ml centrifuge tubes   $185.00
620-5014 Block, aluminum, 40 holes for 0.5 ml and 15 holes for 1.5 ml   $235.00
620-5015 Block, aluminum, 0.2 ml tubes and plates   $250.00
620-5016 Block, aluminum, “V” bottom 96-well assay plates   $260.00
620-5017 Block, aluminum, round bottom 96-well assay plates   $260.00
620-5018 Block, aluminum, 24 holes for 2.0 ml vials   $185.00
620-5019 Block, aluminum, 384 holes for 384-well assay plates   $260.00
620-5020 Block, aluminum, flat bottom 96 and 384-well assay plates   $195.00
620-5021 Block, aluminum, 24 holes for 10 mm test tubes   $145.00
620-5022 Block, aluminum, 12 holes for 15/16 mm test tubes   $160.00
620-5023 Block, aluminum, 20 holes for 12/13 mm test tubes   $165.00
620-5024 Block, aluminum, 3-20 mm, 5-12/13 mm and 6-6 mm test tubes   $185.00
620-5025 Block, aluminum, 8 holes for 20 mm test tubes   $185.00
620-5026 Block, aluminum, 30 holes for 6 mm test tubes   $165.00
620-5027 Block, aluminum, 12 holes for 15ml centrifuge tubes   $290.00
620-5028 Block, aluminum, 12 holes for 20ml scintillation vials   $300.00
620-5029 Block, aluminum, deep-well assay plates   $360.00
620-5030 Block, aluminum, 6 holes for 50ml centrifuge tubes   $270.00
620-5031 Block, aluminum, 4-slides for hybridizations, with black cover   $350.00
620-5032 Block, aluminum, 30-2.0ml Eppendorf centrifuge tubes   $190.00
620-5033 Block, aluminum, lo-profile for deep well plates for robots   $260.00
620-5036 Block, aluminum, for Nunc 278752 deep well plates. Custom block. No dealer discount available.   $445.00
620-5041 Block, aluminum, for PCR plates with cones   $245.00
620-5042 Block, aluminum, assay plates for Tecan robots   $235.00
620-5043 Block, aluminum, for 1.5 ml tubes with slots for holding caps open   $400.00
620-5044 Block, aluminum, 5 V-shaped troughs for Tecan   $445.00
620-5045 Block, aluminum, 2.0 ml tubes w/slots for holding caps open for Tecan   $400.00
620-5227 Block, aluminum, deep well plate, Thermo 95040450. No dealer discount available   $560.00
620-5254 Block, aluminum, deep well plate, 1.0 ml Greiner Bio-1. No dealer discount available   $495.00
620-5255 Block, aluminum, deep well plate, Abgene 1.2 ml. No dealer discount available   $495.00
620-5269 Block, aluminum, deep well plate, Phenix 1.1 ml. No dealer discount available   $600.00
720-0009 Cover, aluminum blocks, 3.25” high   $60.00


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